After 8 years off Blink 182, including Travis Barker, who was injured in a plane crash in 2008 with DJ AM who past away in 2009 of a drug overdose. After all the turmoil the Blink 182 boys are back together and touring. They’ve teamed up with AT&T and the HTC Status to bring the tour action to the people.
With the help of AT&T and the HTC Status Blink 182 fans will get a chance to enter and win things like: travel alongside the band for several tour stops, participate in live chats with band members, win prizes like VIP concert tickets and merchandise, receive daily updates on the band and more.
More after the break
Blink 182 fans will have access to special and exclusive content through a special Blink 182 tab on AT&T’s Facebook page
“We are looking forward to returning to the stage and bringing some amazing new music to our loyal fanbase,” said blink-182. “Since our last tour and album in 2003, social media has become such a critical part of day-to-day life – from checking in on our families from the road – to connecting with friends and fans in a highly interactive way. With AT&T’s support, via the HTC Status™ and Facebook programs, this tour is really going to deliver the most in-depth experience for our fans.”
According to a release from AT&T other exclusive opportunities for Blink 182 fans include:
- On the Road with blink-182 – A national search to identify a young, creative multimedia storyteller to join a production team and go on the road with blink-182. The winner will document the inner-workings of the tour, interviewing the band along the way and recording a performance – all while getting paid. To learn more and apply, visit the blink-182 tab. AT&T and Wayfinder.TV, a youth documentary production program founded by Dragonfruit Studios, are providing this opportunity.
- The “blink-182 Film Festival You Didn’t Know You Entered” – Fans who have made a YouTube video set to blink-182 music may soon find themselves in the band’s newest video for “Up All Night.” After an online search of over 14,000 videos of user-generated content, several were selected to create the ultimate mashup compilation. Using these fan videos, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus are also hosting an online ‘awards show’ recognizing their favorites with comical superlatives such as, “Video with the Best Use of Dad’s Bank Account.” The mashup video and awards footage will be released this week.
- blink-182 and U-verse – Coming this fall, AT&T U-verse® will create a multi-screen experience for fans giving them access to videos and performance highlights from the 2011 Honda Civic Tour.
Blinkg 182 fans who have purchaed an HTC Status at Best Buy get an exclusive Blink 182 app. The app includes Blink 182’s new single, two exclusive live tracks, an exclusive photo gallery and an update later on will include the bands entire new album “Neighborhoods”.